BMW Increases Sustainability
At the manufacturing facility in Spartanburg, S.C., BMW is constantly looking to the future, which is why it expanded its use of hydrogen fuel-cell material handling equipment. The technology isn’t necessarily new at the 4-million-square foot facility, however. In 2010, BMW installed a hydrogen storage and distribution area to power about 100 pieces of fuel-cell material handling equipment. Today, its fleet includes about 230 units.
“BMW continues to complement its sustainable production model by adding alternative, efficient technology, said Josef Kerscher, President of BMW Manufacturing, in a recent BMW Group press release. “Successful implementation, and ultimately expansion, of our hydrogen fuel cell material handling fleet has provided a sustainable energy source that exceeds our expectations.”
We here at Bill Jacobs are incredibly proud to represent a company that puts sustainability at the top of its priority list. We’re hopeful that the future will be a bright one, and it’s comforting to know that BMW is doing its best to make that a reality.